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Volunteers needed for Salvation Army 2013 bellringer campaign

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 8:39 am

The Salvation Army will be getting their red kettles dusted off in the next few days in preparation for our Christmas Kettle Campaign which begins Nov. 23. Kettles have been a familiar sight in Lincoln County for many years.

To the two thousand plus Lincoln County residents that were served last year, that bell and kettle means something special. It may mean emergency help with a utility bill, emergency food, a prescription that needs to be filled, school supplies in the fall, coats in the winter, gifts at Christmas and the list goes on. The local unit of The Salvation Army is available to respond to emergency situations at a moment’s notice. Members can only “DO THE MOST GOOD” as long as funds are available. Please remember that need knows no season. The Salvation Army is here to help year around.

Each service unit, of which there are over 140 in the Midland Division, is responsible for raising their own funds to assist local residents. Approximately 90 percent of the funds are made available through the red kettle campaign. In order to make this year’s campaign successful the Salvation Army needs your help. There is a need of families, individuals, businesses, organizations, etc. who would be willing to help out a couple of hours during this holiday season. Phyllis Cross at 636-462-2458 or Tammy Deutsch at 636-295-2432 would be happy to find a time that would fit into your schedule.

Any amount that you can drop in the bucket makes a difference. If you care to place a check in the bucket or mail it directly to headquarters in St. Louis, please put “LINCOLN COUNTY UNIT” in the memo line to assure that your contribution stays in Lincoln County.